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Woolworth Building

  • 233 Broadway Map It
  • Financial District
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 06/26/2015

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Until 40 Wall Street stole the title in 1930, the 792-foot Woolworth Building, opened in 1913, was the world's tallest building. For security purposes, the spectacular lobby is no longer open to the public on a daily basis, though special open house events and architecture tours are available sporadically. The lobby is home to a stained-glass skylight and sculptures set into the portals to the left and right: one represents an elderly F. W. Woolworth counting his nickels and dimes; another depicts the architect, Cass Gilbert, cradling in his arms a model of his creation.

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233 Broadway, between Park Pl. and Barclay St., New York, New York, 10007, USA

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Published 06/26/2015


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Jun 11, 2016

Tours are Available!

Tours of the magnificent lobby, basement and mezzanine are now available everyday. 30, 60 ad 90 minute tours are available and provide lots of history about the development of lower Manhattan in the 1900s and why the Woolworth Building was so important 100 years ago. Get info/tickets at

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